Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 32.
Heavenly father watches over me is contained in one folder consisting of 1 four-page conductor score in Db Major concert -- in pencil -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Conductor score indicates parts for 7 voices - solo, soprano 1, soprano 2, alto, tenor, baritone, bass. Score includes lyrics. Lyrics begin "I trust in God wherever I may be ...". -- from the Duke Ellington Library.